'''The University of Iowa''' (also known as the '''UI''', '''U of I''', '''UIowa''', or simply '''Iowa'''
) is a flagship
research university in Iowa City, Iowa
. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state. The University of Iowa is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees.
The Iowa campus spans 1,700 acres centered along the banks of the Iowa River and includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
, named one of "America’s Best Hospitals" for the 25th year in a row.
The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts
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and it operates the world-renowned Iowa Writers’...